Posts Tagged: Ethnic Minorities

“Mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors”: why children’s books need greater BAME representation

“Mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors”: why children’s books need greater BAME representation

Representation not only means that children can see themselves in their favourite stories, but teaches them to understand lives and experiences beyond their own. Over the past year, debates surrounding issues like police brutality and colonial-era statues, as well as the healthcare inequalities that have been exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, have contributed towards a …

In Memoriam: Rafaat Mughal OBE

In Memoriam: Rafaat Mughal OBE

Founder, matriarch, trailblazer, advocate. We are devastated to announce that Rafaat Mughal OBE, JAN Trust’s founder and a woman who educated, empowered, and encouraged women in her own right, passed away on Saturday 10th April 2021. During the course of her life, she was a matriarch, politician, teacher, and researcher, but we remember her most …

Is it time to find an alternative to the term BAME?

Is it time to find an alternative to the term BAME?

This blog discusses the origins of the term “Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME)”, the significance of BAME as an acronym, and its implications for ethnic minority groups in UK society. BAME is a term used in the UK to refer to Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people, reflecting a wide grouping of different races, …

What’s happening to the Uyghur Muslims?

What’s happening to the Uyghur Muslims?

The Uyghur Muslims are a minority ethnic group native to Central and East Asia, and are considered by China as one of their 55 officially recognised ethnic minorities, making up a population of roughly 11 million in Western China. In recent times, there has been increasing coverage and notice concerning the treatment of Uyghurs in …

Millions of girls left at risk of FGM during Covid-19

Millions of girls left at risk of FGM during Covid-19

The United Nations Population Fund fears an additional 2 million cases of FGM over the next decade as a direct result of Covid-19. Covid-19 has devastated global efforts to end gender-based violence around the world, triggering and exacerbating the risk of Forced Genital Mutilation (FGM) for girls globally. This is a period defined by the …

‘Spreading intolerance and hatred?’ How criticism of The Martyrs has missed the mark

The recent release of short film The Martyrs depicting three real-life Islamophobic incidents in the U.K by film maker Rizwan Wadan has prompted Tell Mama to call for the film’s immediate withdrawal.  In a recent article in the Guardian, an organisation the records anti-Muslim attacks, Tell Mama, has condemned the film as ‘sensationalist’ and have …

Why is feminism essential?

Although there is still much progress to be made in British society concerning women’s rights, it’s easy to be blinkered to the fact that around the globe, Feminism is manifested differently in different cultures. In Argentina, it’s reproductive rights, with 500,000 illegal abortions carried out every year and women pushing for a bill to be pushed …

A call to break away from forced marriage

“I will not be a victim for my parents’ honour and reputation. I will not live in shame. I am now free.” The right to choose who you marry, when you marry and if you marry is a fundamental human right which needs to be safeguarded under all circumstances. Forcing someone to marry is illegal in …